Arawang Art and Craft Show 2009
Friday 1 May – 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 2 May 10am to 4pm
It is too wet to play outside so I was at a loss.
Sunday is my gardening day and I look forward to it all week. So I stayed in my very pink tracksuit set all day with my unbrushed hair and panda eyes while I sat and ate alot, read magazines, blogged and knitted. It is a good thing I have already trapped a man because after that advertisement of how glamorous I am I don't think anyone will be knocking my door down should I become single( may that never happen)
I have half finished a scarf which I was inspired to knit when I saw GreenOlive's gorgeous creations. Now I'm no knitter but she is so if you want to buy stylish and unique scarves for winter I highly recommend visiting her shop.
an attempt to crochet the next strand but as you can see it looks like a dogs breakfast and I need more crochet lessons. I might have to invite myself into Joyce's, my 85 yr old friend up the road and just happen to have my wool and crochet hook handy.
The combinations are endless and I am working on a clip or something made out of wood to fasten them all at the neck. The idea is in my head but I have no idea what I really mean.
It looks like my briefcase is going to a good home and my collection of knitting needles. I am glad about that and might have to treat myself to a new scarf.... :)
Keep warm or cool depending on what side of the planet you are on. Be well!
I walked and rode my bike along this path everyday after a 2 week break. Some one call a medic please. It was all made worth while by the sprinkling of dappled light on the new green grass that lay out infront of me for the 4.4 kilometer walk.
This week my trash talk topic was made easy when my awesome friend Aisha who is a real artist sent me some links that she knew I would love.
Bonnie Meltzer is from Portland, Oregon and she is an artist who makes very mixed-media constructions from a variety of unusual materials: crocheted wire, recycled computer parts, painted surfaces and digital photography. I really enjoyed browsing through her artwork and became very inspired.
Bonnie MeltzerVery Mixed Media Constructions
This link especially sparked my interest Art of Recycling Competition
Entry forms and details are available on the site.
I cannot believe I missed this little gem of a site and it has a blog too ATASDA Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association Inc
Thank you Aisha for your contribution.
That's it for talking trash.
Don't forget, It's your trash, think about what you are going to do with your trash and most importantly reduce/recycle/refashion/re-use your trash.
It was my gardening day today and due to my sluggish self inflicted sugar coma from my Easter binge, I didn't last long. Long enough, however, to check my pellies for injuries from the
Anti- Gardeners (dogs)
Temporary gate nailed in place to keep them out of Pellie patch.
Wu believes Pig is a chair. I believe they re in my Pellie section AGAIN and this was taken moments before I chased them out and nailed up and old bed based....yeah ya wreckers, see how you like that.......
Off to cook dinner. Easter break is over. My nunde adventures are about to begin again! As Big Kev would say "Im Excited"
This image of my unfinished knitting projects represents the state of my brainhadn't touched for 3 full weeks. Don't do it girls, ever! My brain is fuzzy, I ache more and I am sluggish. Now I have to start again.
Project "girl up workbench" COMPLETE
and just in time for My Creative Space
Tools are out to be charged and cleaned. If only I had that kind of passion for cleaning my house. Green Balls on bench are an experiment using left over napkins and Christmas balls. Please don't ask me what they are, I have no idea. It was one of those "oh that would be cool to try" moments plus I have a thing for pretty napkins. I love em almost as much as I love patty pans.
So my woodwork bench is done and my husband found the Bunting to be an affront to his masculinity( yes score!) but only after he made off with some pliers. Argh, my tools mister......
I have been commissioned by my husband to make miniature bases and today I ordered some micro router bits from the US. So my workbench is ready for me to plonk my cutesy micro tool router table on and a routing I will go! I know its not a very girly space but I am all a gush over how many things I will make this winter there. Buttons, bag handles, embroidery reels, the list goes on and on:) Bring on the wasted wood I can reshape and refashion.
I had fun doing it but I am glad it is over.
If you are into crafty things and spying on them Go check out every one elses creative space at Kootoyoo's
Im going to kick back now and read a few days worth of blogs, and take a gander as everyone elses spaces.
It is still plastic but at least they are doing something.environmental topic this week because I have trash to deal with at home. I have been working so hard on my business in the last fortnight and even though everyone else including MR nunde is on break....no one kept up the housework in my absence. This is a working from home mums dilemma as many of you know. I worked until 11pm some nights after working all day and then making sure they had dinner by 6.30..... oh how this is declining into a pity party rant, if I proceed and get too worked up I may well put that recycled environmentally friendly bag over someones head if they don't start figuring out where the vacuum cleaner is!!!!
Last night I got stuck right into the first suggestion for materials I can use for my WIP
I don't have any idea about real clay stuff like Ooty uses so I used good old air drying clay. This is my first attempt and I thoroughly enjoyed doing it.
Keep the ideas coming because I am going to try them all. Its like a little crafting adventure isn't it?:)
Tomorrow I am collecting gum leaves for an idea in my garland and I get to use the flower press I made ages ago.
One of my passions is Garland and Bunting. This is my 1 year long work in progress for my Christmas tree(which we now officially call our Boxing day tree because we don't celebrate Christmas and felt a bit fake) It is now 4 meters long but I am aiming for 10 and I seem to have trouble matching the chain. Also I have misplaced my washi paper which is going to embellish those little wooden hearts.
....Hope you are all having a fab Easter break where ever you are and how ever you celebrate or don't celebrate it. Me, well I'm working like a dog to lay pavers before winter sets in and list my products on the website I am building. I did the whole spending time with family and I'm over it:) Gosh I'm awful aren't I? It was a whole week though guys, come on, that's a good effort for a solitary person.
P.S if any of you crafty chicks out there have an idea of materials that I can use for heart shape objects for my garland please let me know.
At last a blog layout I like but come hail or snails I cannot get the 4th column to show up! Must be time for sleep:)
or is that destruction? I am fiddling with the blog layout to make it match my website but so far all I seem to be doing is breaking stuff. Working hard in the background. If you could sweat whilst building a website, I would be sweating buckets. Its hard brain work. My brain aches. I really enjoying the challenge though. Tomorrow I am taking master nunde to The Homestead for a lime spider which will be a nice break:)
take care everyone
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